|African sleeping sickness - Wellcome Library|
Pilot film for the Wellcome Trust series on the history of research into trypanosomiasis. Traces the history of the disease from the 14th. to the 19th. century and includes much historical material which did not appear in the final versions. 3 segments.
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African -- history; Trypanosomiasis; Trypanosomiasis, African -- history; Medical
|Sleeping sickness reclamation in West Africa, the Anchau settlement|
This short film shows footage from the West African settlement of Anchau when it had just been freed from Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness). We see the European sleeping sickness staff make plans with the heads of the settlement. Footage shows the new villages, the centre of the villages with its agriculture, market and stalls. 1 segment.
Keywords: Tsetse Flies; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African
|The Gambian case - Wellcome Library|
A dramatic historical reconstruction of the discovery in 1901 by Drs Michael Forde, a colonial medical officer at Bathurst in the Gambia, and Joseph Everett Dutton (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) of trypanosome parasites in the blood of an Irish sailor suffering from the early stages of African sleeping sickness. This was the first time that trypanosomes had been detected in the blood of a European, and helped to dispel the belief that the disease only affected Africans...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Gambia; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Epidemiology; Medical Sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; History of medicine
|Entebbe encounter - Wellcome Library|
In 1901, an outbreak of sleeping sickness in Uganda rapidly assumed epidemic proportions. In the spring of 1902, the Royal Society sent a small scientific commission to Entebbe to investigate the cause of the disease. This film highlights the many scientific and professional problems which beset the commission's work, dramatically reconstructing the circumstances leading up to Dr. (later Sir) Aldo Castellani's (1877-1971) discovery of trypanosomes in the cerebrospinal fluid of sleeping sickness ...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- etiology; Trypanosomiasis, African -- cerebrospinal fluid; Uganda; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- etiology; Trypanosomiasis, African -- cerebrospinal fluid; History of medicine
|The life cycle of the tsetse fly - Wellcome Library|
The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can carry the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) in man and Nagana in cattle and other domesticated animals.This film gives a detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The fly does not lay eggs but gives birth to one living larva at a time, which burrows into the earth and pupates...
Keywords: Tsetse Flies -- growth & development; Trypanosomiasis, African; Medical sciences; Tsetse Flies -- growth & development; Trypanosomiasis, African; Medical
|The rash in Gambian sleeping sickness - Wellcome Library|
Professor F. Murgatroyd, formerly of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, presents two case-histories of patients exhibiting the rash symptomatic of Gambian trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. 1 segment.
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tropical diseases; Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tropical medicine. Medical
|The Zululand mystery - Wellcome Library|
A historical reconstruction of Dr. (later Sir) David Bruce's discovery in 1894 that trypanosome parasites were responsible both for a severe outbreak of cattle wasting disease (ngana) and for the 'fly disease' which was killing the horses of European big game hunters in Zululand. Both conditions were due to infection by trypanosomes transmitted from local game animals to cattle and horses by the bite of the tsetse fly...
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical diseases; Medical sciences; Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical medicine
|The sleep of death - Wellcome Library|
A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Gambia; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; History of Medicine
|Tsetse fly control - Wellcome Library|
One way of reducing the menace of African trypanosomiasis to both man and animals is to control the tsetse fly vector. This video describes a number of experiments in the use of odour- baited targets and traps and of insect pheromones and hormones to kill or sterilize tsetse flies in various parts of eastern and southern Africa. Filmed at the former Tsetse Research Laboratories, Langford, Bristol and Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe...
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical diseases; Tsetse flies; Trypanosomiasis, African -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical medicine